My doctor prescribed this ointment for Impitego ... I had redness with lots of annoying itching around my mouth and cracked lips ( I thought I got too much sun, as I was just home after two weeks at the beach). I have been on it for 5 days now and still have lots of redness and some itching... how long does it take to work? PS - I never had the oozing or bumps of Impitego--- Could I possibly have been misdiagnosed? - C.
Mupirocin will only treat a bacterial infection - so if there isn't a bacterial infection present, it will not work.
If your condition was caused by a bacterial infection, you should have seen some signs of improvement during the 5 days you have been using the mupirocin ointment.
You should go back to your doctor.
- Mupirocin Information for Consumers
- Mupirocin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mupirocin (detailed)
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